"Dead Souls" is a mid-form ambient drone piece using as its source only the spoken word readings of the conclusion of Gogol's "Dead Souls", as read by a volunteer from LibriVox
. If you would like to hear the source reading, here it is: LibriVox's Dead Souls at Archive.org
. To create the string-like effects, heavy use of the Tone to Noise feature of Paulstretch were used while processing the spoken word.